The All Progressive Congress, APC, Abia State chapter, has alleged that the state ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, now using policemen and thugs to destroy its 2019 governorship candidate, Dr. Uche Ogah, campaign posters.
The statement was contained in a press release sent to NewsPadi.com by Uche Ogah’s campaign office located in Umuahia, Abia State capital.
According to the statement which quoted an eyewitness: policemen and thugs were sighted while destroying the campaign posters of Uche Ogah with President Muhammadu Buhari for 2019 elections.
The full statement reads below:
Yesterday, being the 3rd of December, 2018, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah’s Campaign Office received a report from eye witnesses that President Mohammadu Buhari/ Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah’s Campaign posters were being destroyed/defaced in Umuahia by agents of the People’s Democratic Party and the failed Abia State Government led by Okezie Ikpeazu.
Eye witnesses said it was carried out by a team of 6 mobile police men and some agents of Abia state government along Aba Road and other parts of the state capital.
To confirm this report, a team was dispatched from our Campaign Office to the said locations and It turned out to be be true. Many of our newly pasted posters of Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah/Buhari with the All Progressives Congress logos had been destroyed. But the shameless elements who perpetuated this barbaric act had escaped from the scene before the arrival of our team but our eye witnesses gave a valid account of all that transpired.
Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah frowns at this unholy behaviour that can only be perpetuated by low lives and cowards. He wants to sound A NOTE OF WARNING TO THE ABIA STATE GOVERNMENT LED BY THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY in the state to desist from such shameful act or be ready for an appropriate response.
Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah believes that election is about the contest of ideas and the opportunity to present the people with a program of action on how to better their lives and that of their generations yet unborn. That those who seek to lead must have the confidence to face public scrutiny amidst contending ideas.
In the light of the above, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah is asking the failed PDP government in Abia State to challenge the All Progressives Congress in Abia State based on their records of performance and allow free contest devoid of intimidation or harassment to enable Ndi Abia to make their choices without fear of molestation. He is hereby assuring the PDP and their failed administration in Abia State that the party and merriment is over. From now on, any act of intimidation by the PDP in the state, the government and their agents will be severely retaliated within the confines of the law.
All Abians are hereby encouraged to report any act of intimidation, harassment or molestation in any part of Abia state to Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah’s Campaign Office and the appropriate response will follow.
It is no longer going to be business as usual. All Abians are equal stakeholders in the state and they can no longer be made strangers in their own affairs. They must be allowed the freedom of choice that they deserve to choose between the failed diabolical PDP government that have looted our state to waste and the the deliverable action plan of the APC led by Dr.Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah and Martins Azubuike; which will transform Abia into a prosperous sub national economy.
All Progressives Congress members in Abia State and other members of the Abia public are hereby encouraged to report anybody in their locality who dares to harass them or to tamper with Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah/President Buhari’s posters or Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah/ Rt Hon Martins Azubuike’s posters and other campaign materials. We promise to ensure that such actions are severely punished and any individual or groups involved brought to justice.
The peace and development of Abia state is the primary focus of Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah and Rt Hon Martins Azubuike and that will not be allowed to be toyed with.
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